PICTON HOME TO FIRST DOWNIE-WENJACK LEGACY ROOM
6/19/2017 8:43:52 AM

   
Picton is now home to Canada's first Downie-Wenjack Legacy Room. Melissa Larkin of DarkSpark says the room was inspired by a First Nations Chief. His plan is to encourage companies, particularly those in the hospitality sector, to designate special rooms where Indigenous issues can be discussed and reconciliation can become a reality:

   
She goes over the history of the room:


From there grade7/8 students at Sophiasburgh Central School participated in a transformative arts-education project to write and record songs in response to Canada's colonial history. Not just for students, everyone can visit the room and expand their minds.

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